When is the first day of spring 2024

The spring equinox falls on Tuesday, March 19, marking the beginning of spring for the Northern Hemisphere

For most of the year, the Earth's axis is tilted either toward or away from the Sun

During the equinox, the Earth's axis and its orbit line up so that both hemispheres receive equal amounts of sunlight

The word equinox comes from two Latin words meaning that on the equinox, day and night are of approximately equal length

The Northern Hemisphere's vernal equinox can occur between March 19 and 21, depending on the year

The autumnal equinox can occur between September 21 and 24

According to the calendar, spring starts on March 1, summer on June 1, autumn on September 1, and winter on December 1